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Sustainable innovation of microbiome applications in food system

Sustainable innovation of microbiome applications in food system

Objective

"As the world population is continuously increasing, the supply of food with equal accessibility has become a major issue and future challenge. Microbes are unexploited tool to increase food productivity and quality. The objective of SIMBA project is to harness complex soil and marine microbial communities (microbiomes) for the sustainable production of food. SIMBA will focus on two interconnected food chains, i.e. crop production, aquaculture. SIMBA will first launch an in silico phase in order to analyze the further pre-existing microbiome databases and earlier studies, to identify the best microbiome layout capable of supporting food chain quality and productivity. Microbiome-tailored interventions will be specifically developed including soil, plant, fish, aquaculture and food/feed processing towards optimal layout as defined in the modelling step, as follows: i) Identified optimal microbiome consortia will be designed and tested in lab, pot and field trials to improve plant productivity and health; ii) Marine microbiomes will be applied to facilitate sustainable aqua and agriculture; iii) Optimal microbe/microbe consortia will be used to convert raw-materials and residuals to high quality food, feed or finally to energy. In a final intervention step, these interactions will be monitored and tested in field, aqua-culturing, fish feeding and human studies, measuring the impact on microbiome consortia, interactions in association with factors evaluating their efficacy in terms of improving food security, productivity, quality, safety, sustainability, nutritional and health aspects. ""Near to market” microbiome applications for sustainable food systems will be provided thanks to the interdisciplinary and cross-sectional nature of the proposal and the active role of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)."
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Coordinator

LUONNONVARAKESKUS

Address

Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki

Finland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 421 046,39

Participants (22)

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KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 985 000

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 730 000

STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 642 000

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 478 500

BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 387 648,75

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 440 003

AquaTT UETP Ltd

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 469 125

FERMBIOTICS APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 175 000

Fermentationexperts AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 42 000

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 534 750

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 578 750

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 288 750

MATIS OHF

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 460 750

NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 432 875

ZILT PROEFBEDRIJF BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 334 999,88

NECTON - COMPANHIA PORTUGUESA DE CULTURAS MARINHAS SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 210 000

AGRIGES SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 104 987,75

FUNDACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO ACUICULTURA DE ANDALUCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 297 125

UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 615 000

ALLMICROALGAE NATURAL PRODUCTS SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 213 587,50

SUDAU AGRO GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 53 112

CENTRO COLTURE SPERIMENTALI VALLE D'AOSTA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 104 989,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 818431

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2018

  • End date

    31 October 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.3.3.

H2020-EU.3.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 530 861,89

  • EU contribution

    € 9 999 999,77

Coordinated by:

LUONNONVARAKESKUS

Finland